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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Engine Collections  Reply with quote

Hi guys I have often wondered what other members collect engine wise i.e. a mixture of different engines that take your fancy and can afford or a particular brand and name. Myself I am concentrating collecting MM1 and MM2 engines as I just love these little Mamods.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mainly English engines for me Kevin with a scattering of non English
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Mainly English engines for me Kevin with a scattering of non English


Thanks Mike for replying.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mostly English, although I have a family extensive range of Wilesco engines. I love the diversity of the the old English brands.
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Mostly English, although I have a family extensive range of Wilco engines. I love the diversity of the the old English brands.


Thanks Mike I do like the English engines especially the MMs.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Engine Collections Reply with quote

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I do like the English engines especially the MMs.. Very Happy


Me too Kevin, I don't have many though but this is my oldest one, I think around 1940
The image on the box is the same one used in this advert from December 1940


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Me too Kevin, I don't have many though but this is my oldest one, I think around 1940
The image on the box is the same one used in this advert from December 1940

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Now Mike you are tormenting me that is a thing of beauty I wish she was in my collection. I am concentrating my collection solely on MM1 and MM2 Engines.. Excellent post
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Kevin, the advert is quite interesting as it mentions Difficulties in present trading (Due to world war 2)
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That a post war MM, Mike. Probably c46
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That a post war MM, Mike. Probably c46


Thanks Mike, these would have looked pretty colourful in a grey post WW2 1946
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, indeed! Pre-war versions were unpainted.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The MM1 from 48/49 with early raised base...



Red disc cranks were most probably the last colour used, after green and gold or just plain silver metal.

Here with a drawn tube MM2 of about 1950.




1978 MM1


A pre-war MM1, c1939...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such a lot of versions in the MM range, your brass fly wheeled MM needs the boiler flipping around Mike
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Such a lot of versions in the MM range, your brass fly wheeled MM needs the boiler flipping around Mike


Thats how it was made. Note the MM1 c1948/9 has the engine the 'wrong way' around!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:01 pm    Post subject: Engine Collections Reply with quote

Wow Mike that is an awesome collection MMs. Hopefully one or two of these types of engines will come up fro sale.. Very Happy


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